Title: THE GLADIATORS
Author: Kaitlyn O’Connor
Publisher: New Concepts Publishing
Release Date: July 2010
Genre: Futuristic Romance
Length: Full Length
Rating: 4 1/2
The only thing worse than finding herself in the harem of the hideous fish-man that had bought her, Loren found out, was discovering what he really had in mind. His gladiators, to his mind, needed incentive to fight more savagely and dangling her under their noses, he was certain, was just the thing to inspire them.
What luck to arrive just as the Hirachi—his best and fiercest warriors—went into spawning! And what a terrifying thrill for her to find herself the object of the affections of three seven foot, yellow skinned aliens built like tanks—Kael, Dakaar, and Balen—all at the same time!
I enjoyed this book very much, I read it all in one go didn’t put it down once. It was a good story with lots of emotional ups and downs, you never knew what was going to happen with the heroine and the other 2 ladies locked up with the gladiators. Were they safe or were they going to be thrown to the gladiators at any moment. They had no privacy and practically no clothing in the cells and men we’re constantly parading in front of the cells and they weren’t just normal men they were big ferocious aliens that were really scary looking, even the ones that seemed friendly. Later in the book you met up with the Hirachi from the other books and saw how their village and people had progressed how good they were at adapting in new environments, which was a nice touch.
I would have given the book a 5 but there were a couple of spots that had mistakes. There was a word dropped at the end of a sentence that completed the sentence and the heroine was called by the wrong name in one spot, it was enough to bug me and lose 1/2 a lyre.
Over all I would say this book is well worth reading.